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hours, rupert murdoch will face parliament. we're live in london. >> no break in the debt ceiling talks but the white house insists that backstage progress is being made to reach a deal before the august 2nd default deadline on this "american morning." >>> good morning to you. thank you for being with us. 6:00 a.m. in new york this morning. tuesday, july 19th. i was hearing that in parts of iowa the heat index felt like 130 yesterday. it's been brutal out there. >> even this morning on the east coast, it felt different. it felt hotter. we'll be covering that. >>> we're watching that and millions are watching with a worldwide media empire hanging in the balance rupert murdoch is just hours away from facing his defining moment. in less than four hours, murdoch, his son and former top newspaper executive will appear before the british parliament. >> they will be asked what they knew about this phone hacking scandal that's growing wider by the day. it's threatening to take down news corp and perhaps murdoch himself. >> and the question is what they are going to be called upon to explain, wh
some are calling a cozy relationship with rupert murdoch's media empire. >> go to used of parliament this morning. fireworks yesterday. the consensus, though, is david cameron is not likely to lose his job over this but that he's under enormous pressure right now. >> reporter: he's definitely is. he's got a lot to defend himself today. basically, this is a special day in parliament. they were supposed to go into summer recess but instead they are having this special address by the prime minister here. he's really going to try to prove a point here, that he's is going to underline the phone hacking scandal, say this is how i dealt with it and now we need to move on. here is how he put it when he was in africa for a trip. >> i don't underestimate the problem. parts of the immediate okay dreadful, illegal acts. police have questionses to answer about corruption and a failed investigation. politicians have been too close to media onus. these are big proximate but we're a big country and we'll solve it. >> reporter: now, the main issue he's going to have to teal with is why he decided to
of reckoning -- news corp chief rupert murdoch prepares to be grilled over his company's involvement. >>> swept away -- tragedy strikes a family of five at a popular picnic spot in india. >>> and howling haboob, a giant wall of dust roars through phoenix for the second time in two weeks. >>> good morning, i'm lynn berry, those stories and more are straight ahead on "first look." this is msnbc. >>> and we begin this morning with london calling. news corp chief, ruprd murdoch, his son and former chief executive, rebekah brooks, will face some tough questioning, appearing before lawmakers this morning, this as the developments in the growing phone hacking scandal seem to be changing by the hour. nbc's jim maceda is live for us in london outside parliment with details. jim, good morning. >> good morning, lynn. well all eyes will definitely be on a small room inside that building behind me, the mother of parliament it's called here. just big enough for 40 or so spectators, but there will be overflow rooms with television sets. this is really must-see tv today in great britain and for many other plac
citizen, so she is compelled to go, although we do have news this morning that both rupert murdoch and his son, while rupert murdoch is not a british citizen, will in fact testify before parliament. there she is, rebekah brooks, being supported by rupert murdoch, she has offered her resignation and has left the company. >>> can you guess which newsmaker made this statement about media mogul rupert murdoch and the news of the world's alleged hacking of 9/11 victims here in the united states? quote, he is a very honorable, honest man. this can't be something that he would have had anything to do with. we'll tell you who said it right after this quick break. nine minutes after the hour. [ man ] they said i couldn't win a fight. but i did. they said i couldn't fight above my weight class. but i did. they said i couldn't get elected to congress. but i did. ♪ sometimes when we touch ha ha! millions of hits! [ male announcer ] flick, stack, and move between active apps seamlessly. only on the new hp touchpad with webos. >>> 12 minutes after the hour. before the break, we asked you if you could
claims the country's top cop. and rupert murdoch's former chief executive. >>> horror in ottawa. severe weather causes a stage to collapse at a music festival in canada. >>> and the agony of defeat. japan stuns the u.s. in a riveting women's world cup japan stuns the u.s. in a riveting women's world cup final. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry. and today we begin with the domino effect. the casualties from england's newspaper phone hacking scandal keep piling up, as england's top-ranking police officer abruptly resigned, and one of rupert murdoch's most trusted executives was arrested and questioned by police for 12 hours. nbc's stephanie gosk has details. >> reporter: london police chief resigned under intense pressure after it emerged that scotland yard hired a former "news of the world" editor as a media consultant in 2009. the same year investigators decided not to further pursue the phone hacking case. the former editor, neil wallace, was arrested last week in connection with the scandal. >> i have a suggestion that we must hav
. chairman rupert murdoch and former newspaper editor rebecca brooks preparing to give testimony to a particle meantry panel in the next half hour british lawmakers are expected to grill them on allegations reporters hacked into phone messages. >> rupert murdoch might be late his car was surrounded by a mob outside earlier and he had to turn back a top london police chief has been answering questions over an hour we are joined by wisdom martin with the latest on what is happening in england. >> well, this keeps growing, all eyes on particle meantry enchoir for the much antis -- enquiry for the much anticipated executives we are waiting for murdoch's son jamess in charge of news corp.'s european operations and mr. murdoch himself. rebecca brooks who resigned as editor of news international newspaper is scheduled to testify next hour. >>> a second resignation from scotland yard, followed one from sunday. they said staying on would be a distraction. >>> during the last hour the commissioner admitted to making mistakes. >> the material is repugnant, with hind site we would have -- ye
yard resigns on the same day london police arrest a star of rupert murdoch's media empire. >>> the new mystery surrounding casey anthony. where is she after walking out of jail now a free woman? >>> and sudden death. an exhilarating women's world cup decided on the final kick. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. the growing fallout from great britain's newspaper phone hacking scandal gained new momentum today, claiming two major figures. including scotland yard's top cop. tonight the woman who until recently ran rupert murdoch's newspaper holdings in the uk is under arrest. and the head of the london police department has abruptly resigned amid questions over his department's pursuit of the case. all this being followed very closely in this country, which is home to some of the crown jewels of murdoch's now damaged media empire. nbc's stephanie gosk is in london tonight with late developments for us in the case. stephanie, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, lester. well, the casualties in this story continue to pile up. rebekah brooks, one of rupert mu
. >>> rupert murdoch, deep into a scandal in britain and now here in the united states. the fbi now investigating alleged phone hacking as murdoch prepares to face angry members of parliament. >>> plus, most americans have never heard of him, but he can instill fear in republican lawmakers who even think about raising taxes. i'll talk to grover norquist about america's debt and his own clout. >>> and what jurors were thinking when they cleared casey anthony of murder. one member of the panel now breaking her silence about the verdict that is letting anthony go free this weekend. >>> i want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> one of the world's biggest media empires in crisis now. rupert murdoch publicly apologizing for serious wrongdoing and is now the front tabloid, the news of the world. the new ad in british newspapers coming days before he and his son are scheduled to face members of parliament. our correspondent brian todd and allan chernoff are standing by. first to london and our senior corres
to rupert murdoch. >> rebekah brooks was rupert murdoch's protege and some say he considered her his daughter. she went to scotland yard to talk about the phone hacking scandal under her tenure as editor of "news of the world." to her surprise, she was arrested. all along she has said she did not know what was being done by her reporters. >> there is no way a reporter can come in with the kind of salacious stories "news of the world cocoa was running without an editor saying "who was your source?" >> de head of scotland yard resigned. he said he had no role in the failure to investigate, nor the alleged bribery of police officers. >> i have no knowledge of the extent of this practice. >> tuesday rupert murdoch and his son james are scheduled to appear before the british house of commons. the british world watches as the scandal threatens murdoch's media empire, which includes fox news and the wall street journal. it remains to be seen if rupert murdoch can continue to lead his company, or even keep it together. >> a bizarre incident at an arizona airport landed an irate passenger in
. >>> a rock us and rowdy session of parliament the day after media mogul rupert murdoch faced tough questions about the phone hacking scandal. this time it was prime minister's david cameron's turn to face the heat. he tried to deflect criticism over his hiring of andy coulson, one of ten arrested in the probe so far. >> of course i regret and i am extremely sorry about the fewer owe it has caused. with 20/20 hindsight and all that has followed, i would not have offered him the job and i expect that he wouldn't have taken it. >> it's not about hindsight, mr. speaker. it's not about whether mr. coulson lied to him. it's about all the warnings that the prime minister ignored. he was warned and he preferred to ignore the warnings. >> i'm joined by richard wolffe and michael gordon and former spokesman for attorney general janet reno during the clinton years. richard, we'll start with you. as you watch what happened this morning, how did prime minister cameron do today? was anything left there that was damaging you thought? >> yes. well, look, he did a pretty good job of sounding contrite and exp
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of rupert murdoch's best-selling paper. >> the end of "news of the world." >> closing on sunday after 168 years. >> all of the things that people have talked about, this is an evil empire. >> phone hacking scandal. >> this is disgusting, disgraceful. >> they are closing the paper in name. they are expanding the publications. >> just how low will a tabloid go? >> british tabloid "news of the world" announced it will publish its final issue sunday. >> don't you mean the rebranding of "news of the world"? >> good evening from los angeles. >>> today, with the clock ticking down in a crisis with serious economic ramifications loomin president obama called congressional leaders to the white house to try and walk republicans back from the ledge. after the meeting, the president went to the press room to provide some insight into the chance of a looming crisis actually happening. >> we just had a productive meeting. we discussed the impasse that we're currently at, with respect to the budget, and i thought the meetings were frank, they were constructive, and what they did was narrow the issues, a
the day in the hot seat. rupert murdoch and his son james were called before british parliament. a man attacked murdoch with a plate of shaving cream. his wife slapped the attacker. suzanne kennedy is in the satellite center with more. >> rupert murdoch is a man not used to having to answer to anyone but today he and his son were grilled for nearly three hours about a phone hacking scandal that has rocked his publishing empire. >> publishing icon rupert murdoch showed great contrition as he testified before a special session of the british parliament today. >> this is the most humble day of my life. >> the 80-year-old media mogul said he was shocked appalled, and a shame that the phone hacking at his tabloid newspaper, but he stopped short of taking the blame for the crisis, instead pointing fingers at those around him. >> they let me down and i think they betrayed the company and me. >> murdoch told the panel he had lost touch with what was going on at the 160-year-old newspaper, saying that "news of the world" is just 1% of the news corp. empire. ex-editor rebekah brooks has been arr
yard's top cop. tonight the woman who until recently ran rupert murdoch's newspaper holdings in the uk is under arrest. and the head of the london police department has abruptly resigned amid questions over his department's pursuit of the case. all this being followed very closely in this country, which is home to some of the crown jewels of murdoch's now damaged media empire. nbc's stephanie gosk is in london tonight with late developments for us in the case. stephanie, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, lester. well, the casualties in this story continue to pile up. rebekah brooks, one of rupert murdoch's most trusted executives is under arrest tonight. her spokesman says that she turned herself in and she's cooperating. then late tonight a surprise announcement from scotland yard that sir paul stephenson, the chief of police for the organization now investigating this scandal, he has stepped down. london's police chief resigned under intense pressure after it emerged that scotland yard hired a former "news of the world" editor as a media consultant in 2009. the same year inves
. this scandal shaking rupert murdoch's media empire claimed another casualty today. london's assistant police commissioner john yates resig d resigned. yates calls his decision, quote, crap. his resignation is one day after scotland yard chief paul stevenson quit. he came under fire for hiring a former "news of the world" editor as his pr kumt ant. that man was arrested in the scandal last year. british lawmakers expect rupert murdoch's protege rebekah brooks to show up tomorrow to answer questions. despite her arrest over the weekend, her spokesman says she will be there. she's denying she knew her reporters hacked phones for scoops while she was the newspaper's editor. rupert murdoch, chairman of news corp, and his son james are expected to testify alongside brooks tomorrow. they will appear before parliament's media committee. >>> a heatwave hitting the middle of u.s. extremely high humidity makes it feel as hot as 117 degrees in some places. that heat is creeping east. >> brutal. i probably lost 10 pounds today. it's crazy. >> we are sweltering, and we're just asking for some relief here
that brought down -- that is bringing down parts of rupert murdoch's news empire. i'll get you more on that in just a moment. i wish i could say there's big news about the debt ceiling talks. i can't tell you that. there's more drama than dealing going on in d.c. right now. a fifth round of talks is set for today. but yesterday didn't go so well. house republicans called for a short-term extension and house majority leader eric cantor says this is what the president said in response. quote, don't call my bluff, eric. and then he walked out a few minutes later. president obama said all along he'd veto any short-term measure. ed administration says failure to raise the $14.3 trillion debt ceiling by august 2nd could trigger a partial default on the part of the united states. thanks to that debt ceiling issue and the possibility of default you're on notice. i'm on notice. everyone from maine to san diego is on in. moody's investor services, the debt rating agency plans to review the nation's aaa bond rating and might downgrade it from stable to negative. standard & poors has the u.s. b
for being with us. >>> hands off approach. news corp ig's rupert murdoch denies responsibility for the hacking scandal that's rocked his company. >>> ending the impasse. are president obama and lawmakers turning to a new strategy for reducing the federal debt? >>> and terror on the track. a mote toe cross racer manages to survive a high flying crash. good mornimorning. i'm lynn berry. this is "first look" on msnbc. and we begin this morning with a humbling day. the murdochs have made a business out of covering stories. yesterday they were the story. testifying in dramatic hearing about the phone hacking scandal rocking their media empire. next up for questioning this morning, english prime minister david cameron. stephanie gosk reports. >> reporter: the man who runs the second largest media company in the world side by side with his son was in front of parliament, apologetic. >> i'd like to say this is the most humble day of my life. >> i'd like to say as well just how sorry i am and how sorry we are to particularly the victims of their illegal voice mail interceptions and thei
into the hearing when a man carrying what appeared to be a shaving cream pie accosted rupert murdoch and called him a greedy billionaire. his wife sprang into action, forcing the demonstrator away. police quickly had him in handcuffs. murdoch was shaken but unharmed. it was the point of high drama in a civil exchange. >> this is the most humble day of my life. >> both murdoch and his son apologized for what has grown into a massive scandal that is threatening the company. >> these actions do not live up to the standards that our company aspires to everywhere around the world. >> newscorp has been reeling for two weeks since murdoch shutdown their 168 year-old british tabloid. that was after allegations that employees illegally hiked into the voice mail of celebrities politicians, and a 13-year-old murder victim. gregg's you are responsible for this whole fiasco. -- >> do you feel you are responsible for this whole fiasco? >> no. >> rebekah brooks who ran the newspaper until four days ago also said she was sorry. >> we saw the evidence and acted properly and quickly. >> during the hearing the elder
after rupert murdoch denied any knowledge of wrongdoing. his testimony interrupted by a protester with a pie. >>> and swept away. three hikers feared dead after reportedly getting caught in a dangerous current and pulled over a big waterfall at yosemite national park. and searchers are out looking for their bodies today wednesday, july 20th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> and i'm ann curry. as you see, it's 76 degrees already at 7:00 a.m. here in new york city. and new york is one of 32 states under a heat advisory warning today. >> i think you can see that shot from above, the haze that's hanging over the city. apparently a lot of the country is trapped inside what people are calling a heat dome. inside that dome temperatures in the 90s and 100s in areas that aren't used to getting that hot. now you throw humidity on top of that, and there is simply no way to escape. how long will all this last? we'll check in with al roker on that in just a moment. >>> then we're goi
is among several people arrested in the scandal. yesterday rupert murdoch initially seemed confused and flussers, two hours later into the proceeding a protestor interrupted the hearing. now a man tried to throw a shaving cream pie into rupert murdoch's face his wife wendy in the pink jacket jumped up to defend her husband police arrested the man murdoch continued his testimony about 10 minutes later saying while he is the ceo of a company that hacked phones he is not responsible for what happened. >> do you accept ultimately you are responsible for this whole fiasco. >> no. >> you are not responsible? >> the people that i trusted to run it and then maybe the people they trusted. i worked with mr. hinton for 52 years and would trust him with my life. >> he was referring to the head of news international, where much of the phone hacking is believed to have taken place he resigned last week as ceo of dow jones where he ran the wall street journal murdoch told a committee he has no plans to resign he and his son james apologized for the scandal telling british lawmakers the company act
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-year penalty. >>> new developments notice u.k. hacking scandal. rupert murdoch and james were questioned before a parliament committee. the murdochs control a vast media empire that includes fox news in this country as well as the newspaper accused of illegal hacking "the news of the world." the murdochs apologized for the scandal, but denied responsibility. >> i would like to say one sentence. this is the most humble day of my life. >> whoa! >> later, a spectator ambushed rupert murdoch with what appeared to be some sort of cream pie. rudolph's wife wendy leaped forward and slapped the spectator. later rebekah brooks testified. she's the former editor of "the news of the world." she denied any knowledge of illegal activity. >>> more trouble for vincent gray. there are more questions about his election campaign last year, and whether tens of thousands of dollars in cash contributions may have violated the law. >> reporter: who gave the cash, how much was raised? how was it handled? all new questions for a campaign already under investigation. since last year's election, in which vince gray defe
. >>> i want to start with another apology today. this from rupert murdoch. responding to the hacking scandal from the u.k. what this shows you, this tape, it is murdock going into a meeting with the family of the murdered british teenager. it was that teenager's hacked voice mails that sparked the outrage into the scandal. listen. >> shame on you. shame on you. shame on you. shame on you. >> mr. murdoch, will you tell us what you said to the family? >> if you just keep silent for a minute. it was a totally private meeting. >> keep your head down, mate. >> i'm the founder of the company. i was appalled to find out i apologize. i have nothing more to say. >> nothing more to say at that moment. he did have more he went on to say. murdoch posted an ad in several british newspapers. he said, "we are deeply sorry for the hurt suffered by the individuals affected." the news of the world was in the business of holding others to account. it failed when it came to it self. rebekah brooks oversaw the news of the world. she resigned. another head of murdoch's companies has stepped down as well.
>>> this morning on "early today". rupert murdoch denied responsibility for the scandal that rocked his company. >>> ending the impasse. are president obama and lawmakers turning to a new strategy for reducing the federal debt? >>> and terror on the ack. a motocross racer manages to survive a literally high-flying crash. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello, and good morning. i'm lynn berry. today we begin with a humbling day. the murdochs have made a business out of covering stories. well, yesterday they were the story. testifying in a dramatic hearing about phone hacking scandal rocking their media empire. next up for questioning this morning is going to be english prime minister david cameron. nbc's stephanie gosk reports. >> reporter: the man who runs the second largest media company in the world side-by-side with his son in front of members of parliament, apologetic. >> i would like to say one sentence. this continues to be the most humble day of my life. >> i would like to say how sorry i am and how sorry we are to the victims of illegal voice mail intercept
to elton john, first singing and then delivering a message of personal thanks. >>> rupert murdoch built a media empire on the power of selling a scandal but now it's his mighty news corporation that is under siege from london to washington. a prominent u.s. senator jay rockefeller wants to know if u.s. citizens fell victim to sleazy or illegal news gathering so he is calling for an investigation amid reports that victims of the 9/11 attacks are among the nearly 4,000 people who had their phones hacked. the outrage is crushing. over the past week, the media giant has lost nearly $7 billion in market value. and the political damage is mounting. today, britain's prime minister meets with the family of a murdered little girl after a murdoch newspaper allegedly hacked her cell phone to gain an edge on that story. actor hugh grant who is both a vocal critic of murdoch and a frequent target of him explains why all of us in the u.s. should even care. >> rupert murdoch does own an enormous amount of your media with fox news and the fox station and 20th century fox pictures and et cetera. and som
, facing the music. the world will be watching as parliament grills media mogul rupert murdoch in just hours from now as his phone hacking scandal now spreads to the u.s. >>> and they inspired americans of all ages. team usa comes home. >>> we begin now with that developing story from the denver area. yet another air traffic controller now in trouble. >> the veteran controller wh has more than 25 years on the job was found to be drunk while talking to pilots in the air. when he was tested two weeks ago, his blood alcohol level was twice the legal limit. that test came more than six hours into an n ght-hour shift, but it isn't clear if the controller was drinking on the job or showed up intoxicated. >> he worked at the colorado base responsible for air traffic over nine states. he's already in rehab but can be reinstated if he completes the required programs. and this is just the latest of what is at least a half dozens dents involving them this year. most involved controllers who were sleeping on the job. some flights have been forced to land without assistance because of a controller'
. they can't force rupert and james murdoch to appear but they can force rebecca brooks to appear. if she continues to refuse to respond, issue a summons to her, they receiptcally they could send their security apparatus of the house behind me down to actually force her, you know, arrest her effectively to come along. >> all right. dan rivers for us. thanks so much. we will continue to follow this, of course, every day, new development and more troubling development. >>> still to come this morning, high ask dry. first lost their paychecks and now there may not be any beer to help pass the time during the government shutdown in minnesota. >> that's the part -- no beer. >> big problem. a lot of beer that won't be on the shelves. >>> the president's right-hand man on jobs. jeffrey immelt talks about how they plan to get america working again unchlgth fire under fire. >> gunfire all around us. we are rushing out of this area. with dha and essential nutrients also found in mother's milk. purina puppy chow. right now, go to priceline for a sneak peek at recent winning and better than ever! hote
conditions in more than a century. >>> scandal sheet. yet more apologies from rupert murdoch, and new revelations about the evidence and scotland yard. >>> carmageddon, day one. they predicted catastrophe, so how's it going? >>> and what a kick. the remarkable american women just one game away from taking the remarkable american women just one game away from taking it all in the world cup. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. tonight, a good chunk of the country is feeling hot under the collar as an intense and what forecasters say will be a prolonged heat wave starts to take a dangerous hold across the middle of the country. by tomorrow at this time, temperatures will soar into the triple digits as far as north at minnesota. and no, this is not par for the cou course in july. this month, we have seen more than 900 temperatures meet or exceed all time records and of course, july is only half over. from atlanta, nbc's charles hadlock begins our coverage. >> reporter: texas is already in its worst drought in decades and this weekend, it's broiling in the heat.
[ cheers and applause ] >>> this morning on "early today" day of reckoning. news corp. chief rupert murdoch prepares to be grilled in england's phone hacking scandal. >>> swept away. tragedy strikes a family of five at a popular picnic spot in india. >>> and howling habub. a giant wall of dust rolls through phoenix for a second time in nearly two weeks. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello, and good morning. i'm lynn berry. today we begin with london calling. news corp. chief rupert murdoch and his son along with former chief executive rebecca brooks will face tough questioning this morning before lawmakers. this is the development in the growing phone hacking scandal that seems to be changing by the hour. nbc's jim maceda is live for us in london right outside parliament with all the details. jim, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, lynn. well, all eyes will be on a small room inside that parliament building just big enough for about 40 or so spectators, but there will be overflow rooms with tvs. this is must see tv today for all of britain and elsewh
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chairman rupert murdoch, his son janes and former news of the world editor rebekah brookes testified about the phone hacking scandal that gripped the country for weeks now and shawn yancy has more on today's proceedings. >> reporter: when rupert murdoch addressed lawmakers, he seemed confused and flustered. the moments in the proceedings, a protestor interrupted the hearing and take a look. >> oh. >> a man tried to throw a foam pie into his face. wendy, the wife in the jacket quickly tried to s.w.a.t. it away. the police arrested the man. the hearing continued 10 minutes later, he continued the testimony saying while he's the ceo of the company that hacks phones, he's not responsible for what happened. >> and do you accept ultimately you're responsible for the whole fee sassco? no. >> you're not responsible some. >> who is? >> the people that trusted and then maybe the people they trusted. i was -- for 52 years and i would trust him with my life. >> and murdoch was referring to the head of news international when much of the phone hacking is believed to have taken place. hinton resigned
negotiations take a break. >>> federal case. the fbi opens an investigation into whether rupert murdoch's news corp tried to hack the phones of 9/11 victims. >>> and reefer madness, mexican soldiers bust the country's largest marijuana plantation ever. >>> good morning. i'm lynn berry. those stories and more are straight ahead. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> we start this morning with the hard bargain. as the nation's deficit clock ticks closer to default, lawmakers will regroup today after a week of tense white house negotiations. the president will hold a news conference this morning. while on capitol hill, a backup plan proposed by senate minority leader mitch mcconnell appears to be gaining momentum. nbc's kristen dahlgren joins us from washington with more. good morning. >> good morning, lynn. the president holding his second press conference taking it to the american people as he tells lawmakers to take it back to their caucuses and figure out some way forward. they have a ray day off from the face to face negotiations. yesterday's meeting focused on taxes with republicaning standing
>>> good morning, america. and this morning, breaking news. is rupert murdoch about to step aside to save his massive empire? new clues to what's next for a dynasty on the brink of disaster on his critical day in the hot seat. >>> then, the extreme weather. a huge dust storm blankets the southwest as those record-breaking temperatures only get warmer. some homes so hot this morning, they are setting up smoke detectors. >>> millionaire murder mystery. two shocking deaths at the mansion of a wealthy businessman. how did his son and his girlfriend die in bizarre circumstances within days of each other? new details inside the police investigation. >>> and the superstar wedding crasher. >> oh, my god, it's justin bieber. oh, my god! >> what would you do if justin bieber crashed your wedding, the big day, without an invite. the couple with the wedding video everybody is talking about join us here on "gma." >>> good morning, everyone. george is enjoying a little break with the family and our family member, david muir, is back with us. >> crashing your party. >> justin bieber, david muir,
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